Planning for the future is an important responsibility for park management. Legal mandates, preservation of cultural and natural resources, and public input all are considered in planning for each new project.
Planning projects are listed on the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) web page. This site provides access to current plans, environmental impact analyses, and related documents on public review. Users of the site can submit comments for documents available for public review.
The General Management Plan is the guiding document for managing Pipestone National Monument for years to come.
Did You Know?
George Catlin was the first European-American to visit the pipestone quarries at Pipestone National Monument in 1836. A geologist dubbed the soft clay stone "Catlinite" after Catlin sent it to him for analysis. More...